newtongo1A grand time was had by all as we celebrated the grand re-opening of our Newton store on Saturday, September 24th. Thanks to all of our customers, new and old alike, for visiting us on this special day. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!

“I feel like Joan Rivers on the red carpet!” Julie Devereaux, mid day radio personality on WROR 105.7, was heard saying as she prepared to host the Fall Pet Fashion Show, the main event of our day.

Julie arrived with her eight year old Chihuahua, Winnie, in a denim pouch. Winnie enjoyed getting her nails painted for the party (a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue League) as the models were getting dressed and prepped for the fashion show.

newtongo2Mirabelle, a six year old Bichon, was quite the natural model when she pranced down the runway in her Gooby evening gown, while her escort sported a pink Mooshu satin quilted bag. Monty Tamaipais, an eight year old pug, looked very festive in his Flytes of Fancy pumpkin costume and Glow Dog Halloween treat bag. Ayla, a four year old Boston terrier, caused heads to turn when she entered the room in her Gooby flower dress and matching boots! Tia, a two year old Sato dog, looked so graceful in her princess outfit made by Flytes of Fancy. Princess Noelle Belle, an eight month old Pomeranian, was quite sophisticated in her Canine Couture pink parfait coat and matching Mooshu pink quilted bag.

Other models that graced our runway included Roo, a 12 year old Australian terrier, who looked very sharp in her Animal Wrappers leopard faux fur coat and matching bag. Miki, an almost one year old Meekee dog, was another show stopper in her Gooby black & white polka dot dress and matching lead.  Peri, a seven year old Maltese, looked just stunning in her Fox & Hounds leopard collar and lead!  Buddy, a long haired Chihuahua, sported a black Animal Wrappers coat. Tiki, a short haired three year old Chihuahua looked just gorgeous in her Gooby Little Lady dress. Luna, a six year old standard poodle and Mr. Big, a two year old toy poodle, stole the show when they came down the aisle as the just married happy couple!  Luna was wearing a Diamond Dogs black collar and tiara and Mr. Big was sporting a Flytes of Fancy tuxedo front and bow tie.

newtongo8Pet food manufacturer’s booths including Nutro, Innova, and Evo, California Natural, Solid Gold, Wysong, Artemis, Pinnacle, Wellness all gave out samples and free giveaways to our hungry canine visitors.  The Animal Rescue League Spay Waggin performed 14 spay neuter surgeries and handed out information about the services that they provide. MSPCA and Commonwealth Cats participated in the day with informational tables, plus Paws that Matter Massage and Linda Saraco of In Tune Groom were here for the festivities. We snacked on a beautiful cake, decorated by Medway store manager, Lisa Hayes. Face painting for kids and nail painting for dogs were also big hits!

The weather was perfect for perusing our raffle table and purchasing tickets which benefited the Animal Rescue League’s Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. Popular raffle items included Red Sox tickets, a five tier Arubacat piece, dog beds, Puppy Theme gift baskets and Kitty Fun baskets.